Hot Wheels and game developer Psyonix have teamed up for a real-life version of their popular over-the-top soccer and racing game mashup Rocket league. No speed boost is included, but two battle cars in the game can enter the field and try to squeeze an oversized soccer ball through their opponent’s goal.
The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals game was unveiled at the Toy Fair in New York City, and it comes complete with authentic Dominus and Octane vehicles from the video game. The set also includes the game ball, a stadium and a charging base.
Both Battle Cars are controlled via Bluetooth from your tablet or smartphone. The integrated scoreboard automatically scores all goals scored via an infrared sensor in the ball. Sound effects corresponding to the video game will also be added to the tabletop version.
The set also includes codes that will unlock exclusive in-game items for use in Rocket League matches.
This isn’t the first time Hot Wheels and Rocket League have joined forces. Last year a DLC for the game added two of Mattel’s most popular models, Bone Shaker and Twin Mill III.
After a practical preview session at the Toy Fair, CNET compared to a foosball game, and they noted that the cars can be set to ten different speed levels.
Even though it is Rocket leagueAs its first foray into remote-controlled models, it introduced a variety of toy cars to capitalize on the popularity of the game. With a series of Pull-Back Racers from Zag Toys last year, the Light-Up Clip-on versions of eight runners will be released in March.
Not to mention that the developer was busy releasing Rocket league on virtually every platform possible, with a Nintendo Switch version launched just a few months ago. It’s one of the few titles that fully supports cross-platform play, although PlayStation has repeatedly declined to participate. It’s been a big hit in the eSports community as well, with tournaments airing on X Games and NBC.
The Hot Wheels Rocket League Rivals RC Set will be available later this year for $ 180.